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NFL notes: Miami Dolphins boast stalwart defensive line

Miami Dolphins defensive line coach Terrell Williams was engaged in conversation on the field following practice Friday when end Cameron Wake came up from behind and playfully draped a large, …


NFL notes: QB Brock Osweiler signs $72 million deal with Texans

NFL notes: Osweiler signs four-year deal with Texans


Detroit Lions star WR Calvin Johnson retires after 9 seasons

Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped …


Lions star WR Calvin Johnson retires after 9 seasons

Calvin Johnson has retired. The 30-year-old receiver, known as Megatron, announced his decision Tuesday to walk away from the NFL after nine mostly spectacular seasons with the Detroit Lions.


Lions say they’re still giving Calvin Johnson time to decide future

The Detroit Lions are still giving Calvin Johnson time to ponder his future.


Packers beat Lions 27-23 on Rodgers-to-Rodgers Hail Mary

Aaron Rodgers took the shotgun snap on an untimed down with no time left, shuffled to his left, slipped a sack, rolled right and heaved a pass that seemed as …


Ziggy Ansah fulfilling his promise for Detroit Lions

Growing up in Ghana, Ziggy Ansah did dream of becoming a sports star in North America.


Matthew Stafford throws 5 TD passes as Lions rout Eagles

Matthew Stafford dropped back and perfectly lofted the ball where only Calvin Johnson could catch it.


NFL notes: Detroit Lions fire team president, general manager

The one-win Detroit Lions, looking nothing like the team that reached the playoffs last season, fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew on Thursday and promised to …


NFL notes: Lions fire offensive coordinator Lombardi, 2 OL coaches

Hours before leaving for their longest road trip of the season, the Detroit Lions shook up their offensive coaching staff.


‘Perfect play’ by Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor, K.J. Wright overshadowed by officials’ mistake

The NFL world is hotly debating Monday night’s play in which Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright illegally batted the football out of the end zone.


Seahawks declare Lynch, Mebane out vs. Lions

The Seahawks have officially ruled out running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane for Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions at CenturyLink Field.


Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril provides more than stats

RENTON, Wash. – Cliff Avril has experienced both ends of the spectrum during his NFL career. The ultimate high of winning the Super Bowl in Seattle. And the ultimate low …


Cliff Avril set to face former team with Seahawks hosting Lions

RENTON, Wash. — Cliff Avril has experienced both ends of the spectrum during his NFL career. The ultimate high of winning the Super Bowl in Seattle. And the ultimate low …


Marshawn Lynch, Brandon Mebane questionable for Seahawks on Monday night

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and nose tackle Brandon Mebane will be game-time decisions Monday night against the Detroit Lions.


Golden Tate catching fire with Lions doesn’t surprise his former Seahawks teammates

RENTON, Wash. – Golden Tate returns to Seattle on Monday with the Detroit Lions, two years removed from helping lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title. For the rest …


Golden Tate returns to Seattle with Detroit Lions

Golden Tate returns to Seattle on Monday with the Detroit Lions, two years removed from helping lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title. For the rest of the Seattle …


Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

DETROIT – Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized …


NFL Notes: Detroit’s Jim Caldwell calls for improved use of technology in officiating after disputed call in loss to Dallas

Allie Sherman, the diminutive son of Russian immigrants who coached the New York Giants to NFL championship games in his first three seasons, has died. He was 91. Sherman’s family …


Detroit-Dallas playoff drew third largest TV audience in NFL wild-card history

The Detroit-Dallas game Sunday averaged 42.3 million viewers on Fox, the third-highest total in NFL wild-card history. The broadcast trailed the San Francisco-Green Bay game last year on Fox at …


It appears NFL’s switch to all-star officiating crews for playoffs led to poor communication on pass-interference call

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice. Then the yellow cloth thrown for defensive pass interference is picked up by the game officials. No penalty is marked off.


Tony Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions in wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas – Facedown on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child. Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas …


NFL notes: Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh dodges questions

Ndamukong Suh said he is happy his suspension was lifted for Sunday’s playoff game in Dallas. And that’s about all the Detroit defensive tackle was willing to offer about his …


Lions’ Ndamukong Suh has 1-game suspension reduced to fine

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh can play in Detroit’s playoff game after his one-game NFL suspension was reduced to a $70,000 fine. Hearing officer Ted Cottrell heard Suh’s expedited appeal …


Jay Cutler will return as starting QB for Chicago Bears with Jimmy Clausen injured

Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. The Bears say Clausen …


Calvin Johnson shines in Detroit’s win over Chicago

DETROIT – After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most …


Tampa Bay signs McCoy to $98 million contract

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will …


NFL notes: Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson doubtful for Atlanta game

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit’s game against Atlanta on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the …


In brief: Golden Tate blasts Jim Schwarts for Sunday victory ride

NFL: When Jason Jones walked by Jim Schwartz as he was being carried across Ford Field on Sunday, the Detroit Lions defensive end extended his hand in congratulations. Lions receiver …


Johnny Manziel to make preseason debut

Johnny Manziel will have his first real chance to show how he measures up against live NFL competition when the Cleveland Browns play at Detroit today ( 4:30 p.m., NFL …